Bench Helps Bobcats Upend Lady Hawks

Release Date:
February 7, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg got a big contribution from their bench Wednesday night as the Bobcats earned a 76-62 win over the Hilbert College women’s basketball team. The visiting Bobcats bench outscored the Hawks 21-5 while withstanding 10 Hilbert three-pointers to pick up their 12th win of the season. The Hawks suffered their19th defeat and stand at 2-19 overall and 2-13 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The host Hawks led 7-2 before the Bobcats would score eight straight points and go up 10-7 on a Tiffany Menhorn lay-up with 16:06 remaining in the first-half. A three-pointer by the Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) tied the score at 14-14 with 13:11 left in the first stanza, but that’s as close as the Hawks would get. The visitors would close out the half on an 11-3 run and took a 39-32 lead into the locker room.

Pitt-Greensburg would go by as many as 17 in the second-half before settling for the 14-point win. The Bobcats converted 21 of 23 free throw attempts and held a commanding 39-27 advantage on the boards, including 16 caroms on the offensive end.

Mehorn led all scorers with a game-high 21 points while Kelsey Wilcox netted 16 to go with seven boards for the third-place (10-5 AMCC) Bobcats.

Hilbert was paced by freshman Courtney DeVille’s (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) 18 points and four steals. Miller scored 17 points with 12 coming from downtown and Lucy Zver (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) chipped in with 10 markers in a losing effort.

The Hawks will next travel to Frostburg State for a 2:00 pm contest on Saturday.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.